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Venture Capital and Private Equity
  • Institutionalization of the Charismatic Founder/Leader Flashpoints at Georgia Tech (Atlanta, Georgia) November 1, 2016
  • Master Class on Selling, Flashpoints at Georgia Tech (Atlanta, Georgia) November 1, 2016
  • Legal Tech 2015, Lightning Round Judge (San Francisco, CA) July 15, 2015
  • Early stage investing. Flashpoints at Georgia Tech (Atlanta, Georgia) March 3, 2015
  • Commercialization of Technology Boston University Engineering School Colloquium, (Palo Alto, CA) January 15, 2010
  • Venture Capital – How to Structure and Value the Deal University of San Francisco School of Business and Management (San Francisco, CA), August 24, 2007
  • Fundraising, Valuations, Dilution, Term Sheets, and Negotiations Jumpstart, a Kauffman Foundation Seminar (Cleveland, Ohio) June 6, 2007
  • Case Studies and Valuation Jumpstart, a Kauffman Foundation Seminar, The Power of Angel Investing – (Cleveland, Ohio) October 25, 2006
  • Small Business Capital Raising SEC’s 25th Forum on Small Business Capital Formation (SEC’s Headquarters Washington, D.C.) September 29, 2006
  • Investor Defaults. How to Protect Your Private Equity or Venture Capital Fund Private Equity Fund Raising 2002, Institute for International Research (New York, New York) September 18-19, 2002
  • Broker-Dealer or Finder – Financial Intermediaries in Private Placements SEC Forum Small Business Capital Formation (Washington, D.C.), September 2002
  • On Being an Entrepreneur:  Sometimes you eat the bear, and sometimes the bear eats you. Distinguished Speaker Series Graduate School of Management, Kent State University (Kent, Ohio) April 22, 2002
  • Bridge Financings – Alternative Structures Weatherhead School of Management, Case Western Reserve University (Cleveland, Ohio) February 10, 2001
  • Business and Legal Capital Structures for Venture Capital and Institutional Investors PLI, Satellite Broadcast (New York, New York) December 7, 2000
  • Negotiating Tactics and Strategies, Ohio Savings Bank seminar, November 2000
  • Transitioning into the New Economy Panelist, Forum sponsored by EMC, Cisco Systems, Oracle, and Bowne (Cleveland, Ohio), October 31, 2000
  • Bricks and Mortar: Finding Early Stage Capital and the Quest for Later Stage Capital Moderator, SEC Forum on Small Business Capital Formation (San Antonio, Texas) September 11-12, 2000
  • Barbarians on the Net Panelist, Council of Development Finance Agencies, 2000 Spring Education Conference (Cleveland, Ohio) May 18, 2000
  • Venture Capital:  Exit Strategies SEC Forum on Small Business Capital Formation (Chicago, IL) September 24, 1998
  • Impact of Regulatory Changes on the Venture Capital Market Federal Securities Law Institute (Coral Gables, FL) February 6-8, 1997
  • The Wallman Commission Report on Capital Formation and Regulatory Processes SEC Forum on Small Business Capital Formation (Washington, D.C.) September 27,1996
  • Venture Capital: Structures and Alternatives, SEC Forum on Small Business Capital Formation (Washington, D.C.) September 9, 1994
  • Venture Capital: Deal Structure and Vocabulary Federal Securities Law Institute (Miami, FL) 1990

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Buying and Selling Businesses
  • Negotiations: Confessions of an Encyclopedia Salesman Weatherhead School of Management, Case Western Reserve University (Cleveland, Ohio) March 19, 2005
  • Negotiation: The Science, the Art, and the Music Weatherhead School of Management, Case Western Reserve University (Cleveland, Ohio) February 2004
  • Negotiating: Techniques & Strategies Weatherhead School of Management, Case Western Reserve University ( Cleveland, Ohio) February 2003
  • Purchasing Public Companies Weatherhead School of Management, Case Western Reserve University (Cleveland, Ohio) January 17, 2002
  • Valuation – The Uncertain Science Weatherhead School of Management, Case Western Reserve University (Cleveland, Ohio) February 1, 2001
  • The Negotiation Dance: Buying a Public Company Weatherhead School of Management, Case Western Reserve University (Cleveland, Ohio) February 10, 2000
  • Buying a Business: Negotiating Strategies and Psychology Weatherhead School of Management, Case Western Reserve University (Cleveland, Ohio) February 4, 1999
  • Acquisitions — The Zero Sum Game Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants, Akron/Canton Chapter (Akron, Ohio) September 10, 1996
  • Acquiring or Selling the Financially Distressed Company Moderator, Kahn Kleinman/Arthur Andersen/National City Bank Seminar (Cleveland, Ohio) September 26, 1990

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Business, Management, and Law
  • Eliciting information:  listening is the key sales skill.  Master Class. Flashpoints at Georgia Tech (Atlanta, Georgia) March 4, 2015
  • Continuous adaptation in life and in law – “Life is change; how it differs from the rocks”. 22nd Annual Securities Experts Roundtable (San Francisco, CA) August 8, 2014
  • Evolving law firm models – a 2020 perspective, Managing Partners Roundtable (San Francisco, CA) March 27, 2014
  • Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (Moderator), Morgan Stanley-Littler Mendelson; co-sponsors (Los Angeles, CA) March 24, 2014
  • Future of the private practice of law, Tucker Ellis Forum (Cleveland, Ohio) January 27, 2014
  • 21st Century Challenges of Law Firms, Eighth Judicial Conference (Cleveland, Ohio), October 2001
Public Companies
  • Board of Directors: Governance and Leadership, Some Pragmatic Realities Boston University School of Law, October 26, 2009
  • Corporate Governance: Building an IPO and Merger Defense through Board Minutes PLI’s 39th Annual Institute on Securities Regulation (New York, New York) November 9, 2007
  • Effect of Sarbanes-Oxley on the C-Suite Officers of Public Companies Weatherhead School of Management, Case Western Reserve University (Cleveland, Ohio) February 12, 2007
  • Practical Experience with Securities Reform Advanced Securities Law Workshop 2006 (San Diego, CA) August 17-18, 2006
  • Reforming Sarbanes-Oxley: The SEC Advisory Committee PLI’s Advanced Securities Law Workshop 2006 (San Diego, CA) August 17-18, 2006
  • Public Company Board Governance SEC Updates – 2005, Bowne Seminar, (Cleveland, Ohio), October 28, 2005
  • Recommendations to the SEC’s Advisory Committee on Smaller Public Companies about Corporate Governance, Capital Formation, and Internal Controls Over Financial Reporting, and Accounting Moderator and Lead Spokesperson, SEC’s Forum on Small Business Capital Formation, (San Francisco, CA) September 19-20, 2005
  • Going Private: A Reasoned Response to Sarbanes-Oxley SEC’s Forum on Small Business Capital Formation (Washington, D.C.) September 20, 2004
  • The Impact of Sarbanes-Oxley on Mid-Cap Issuers SEC’s Forum on Small Business Capital Formation (Washington, D.C) September 20, 2004
  • Going Private: A Reasoned Response to Sarbanes-Oxley PLI Advanced Securities Law Workshop (San Diego, CA) August 12, 2004
  • The Impact of Sarbanes-Oxley on Mid-Cap Issuers PLI Advanced Securities Law Workshop (San Diego, CA), August 12, 2004
  • MD & A 2003: The Off-Balance Sheet Rules (a Mid-Cap Perspective) 35th Annual PLI Institute on Securities Regulation (New York, New York), November 6, 2003
  • Executive Compensation After The Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 SEC’s Forum on Small Business Capital Formation  (Washington, D.C), September 2002
  • Buying and Selling Public Companies Weatherhead School of Management, Case Western Reserve University (Cleveland, Ohio) January 17, 2002
  • The Negotiation Dance: Buying a Public Company Weatherhead School of Management, Case Western Reserve University (Cleveland, Ohio) February 10, 2000
  • Is Going Public in Your Future? The Cleveland AD Association (Cleveland, Ohio) November 6, 1997
  • Initial Public Offerings, Executive MBA Program Cleveland State University (Cleveland, Ohio), May 17, 1997
  • Disclosure Simplification – The Howard Task Force Recommendations Moderator, SEC’s Forum on Small Business Capital Formation (Washington, D.C.) September 26, 1996
  • SEC Small Business Initiatives 21st Annual SEC/AICPA National Conference on Current SEC Developments (Washington, D.C) January 1994
  • Going Public Co-Chair, Kahn Kleinman-Coopers & Lybrand-McDonald & Company Securities-NASDAQ Stock Market, Inc. Seminar (Cleveland, Ohio) November 1994
  • Executive Compensation for Public Companies Federal Securities Law Institute (Ft. Lauderdale, FL) February 1994
  • Proxy Season 1993 – The New SEC Rules on Executive Compensation Federal Securities Law Institute (Ft. Lauderdale, FL) February 1993
  • Mechanics of Underwriting Greater Cleveland Bar Association (Cleveland, Ohio), April 1985

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Private Placements and Exempt Offerings
  • Corporate Survival: Crisis Bridge Financings Boston University School of Law, October 26, 2009
  • Proposed SEC Small Business Regulatory Changes SEC’s Forum on Small Business Capital Formation (Washington, D.C.) September 24, 2007, Co-Moderator
  • Private Placements to Accredited Investors Moderator, SEC’s Forum on Small Business Capital Formation (Providence, RI) September 13-14, 1995
  • Exempt Securities Offerings, Foreign and Domestic SEC’s Forum on Small Business Capital Formation (Washington, D.C.) September 8, 1994
  • Exempt Securities Offerings SEC’s Forum on Small Business Capital Formation (Washington, D.C.) September 1993
  • Regulation D and the Small Business Initiatives SEC’s Forum on Small Business Capital Formation (Washington, D.C.) September 1993
  • Private Placements – Impact of Rule 144A Moderator, Federal Securities Law Institute, 1991
  • Private Exemptions – The Need to Reform the Intrastate Exemption Moderator, SEC’s Forum on Small Business Capital Formation (Washington, D.C.) September 1990
  • Regulation D – General Solicitation and Advertising Moderator, Federal Securities Law Institute (Miami, FL), September 1989
  • Rule 147 proposals Cleveland Securities Law Institute, November 1991
  • Rule 147 proposals ABA Federal Regulation of Securities meeting (Washington, D.C.) November 1991
  • Recent Developments in the Securities Laws Affecting Small Business SEC’s Forum on Small Business Capital Formation (Washington, D.C.) September 1989
  • Regulation D Moderator, Federal Securities Law Institute (Miami, FL), 1987
  • Resales of Restricted Securities Moderator, Federal Securities Law Institute (Miami, FL), 1986
  • Issuer Sales and Investment Partnerships Moderator, SEC’s Forum on Small Business Capital Formation (Washington, D.C.) 1986
  • Issuer Exemption from Broker-Dealer Registration Cleveland Bar Association, Securities Law Institute (Cleveland, Ohio), October 1985
  • Offshore Investors Cleveland Bar Association, Securities Law Institute, February 1985
  • Securities and the Foreign Investor 5th Annual Southern Securities Law Institute (Miami, FL) February 1985
  • Extraterritorial Application of Federal Securities Law 3rd Annual Ohio Division of Securities Conference, 1982

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Real Estate and Real Estate Securities
  • Finance for New Projects in the Caribbean First Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Conference (Paradise Island, Bahamas) April 3-4, 1997
  • Introduction to Real Estate Securities Real Estate Institute, Cleveland Bar Association (Cleveland, Ohio) October 1988
  • Retail Trends in the Next Decade Moderator, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, National Real Estate Investment Forum (Philadelphia, PA) October 1987
  • Impact of Electronic Retailing Moderator, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, National Real Estate Investment Forum (Philadelphia, PA) October 1986
  • RULPA in Ohio Real Estate Securities and Syndication Institute, May 1985
  • Securities and the Foreign Investor Cleveland Bar Association, Securities Law Institute (Cleveland, Ohio) February 1985
  • Real Estate Syndications Ohio Conference of Real Estate Securities and Syndication Institute, (Columbus, Ohio) May 1984
  • Real Estate Syndications Ohio Conference of Real Estate Securities and Syndication Institute, Ohio State University (Columbus, Ohio), May 1984

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Finance
  • Finance for New Projects in the Caribbean First Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Conference (Paradise Island, Bahamas), April 3-4, 1997
  • Dealing with Financial Analysts Federal Securities law Institute (Ft. Lauderdale, FL), September 1993
  • Understanding Financial Covenants Cleveland Bar Association, Corporation, Banking, and Business Law Institute (Cleveland, Ohio) April 1992
  • The Effect of Changes in the Size and Ownership of Banks and Financial Institutions on Small Business’s Ability to Secure Debt Financing SEC’s Forum on Small Business Capital Formation (Washington, D.C.) September 1987
  • Start-Up Business Financing SEC’s Forum on Small Business Capital Formation  (Washington, D.C.) September  1987

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